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Antecedents and outcomes of Hungarian nurses’ career adaptability

Published on Nov 5, 2018in International Journal of Manpower 0.66
· DOI :10.1108/IJM-10-2018-0334
Sofija Pajic1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Ádám Keszler (BT: BT Group)+ 2 AuthorsDeanne N. Den Hartog44
Estimated H-index: 44
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
Purpose With the ageing global population the demand for nursing jobs and the requirements for complex care provision are increasing. In consequence, nursing professionals need to be ready to adapt, obtain variety of skills and engage in career self-management. The purpose of this paper is to investigate individual, micro-level, resources and behaviors that can facilitate matching processes between nursing professionals and their jobs. Design/methodology/approach A survey-based study was conducted among 314 part-time and full-time nursing professionals in Hungary. Findings Consistent with the career construction theory, this study offers evidence on career adaptability as a self-regulatory resource that might stimulate nurses’ adaptation outcomes. Specifically, it demonstrates positive relationships between adaptive readiness (proactive personality and conscientiousness), career adaptability, adapting behaviors (career planning and proactive skill development) and adaptation outcomes (employability and in-role performance). Research limitations/implications The cross-sectional design limits causal inference. Relatively small sample of full-time professionals for whom supervisory-ratings were obtained yields the need of further replication. Practical implications Stimulating development of nurses’ career adaptability, career planning, and proactive skill development can contribute to sustainable career management. It can facilitate the alignment of nurses to performance requirements of their current jobs, preventing individual person-job mismatch. Originality/value Zooming into the context of nursing professionals in Hungary, the study elucidates the understudied link between adaptivity and adapting responses and answers the call for more research that employs other-ratings of adaptation outcomes. It demonstrates the value of career adaptability resources for nurses’ employability and in-role performance.
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J Betlehem18
Estimated H-index: 18
Emese Pek3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsA Oláh8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Sow H.J. Chan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UM: University of Macau),
Xin Mai1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsSiew H. Kong1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UM: University of Macau)
Abstract This study examined the relation between career adaptability (CA), promotability, and career satisfaction (CS), and their impacts on turnover intentions (TI). Eight hypotheses were proposed. Based on data collected from a sample of 431 employees in Macau, career adaptability was significantly and positively related to both promotability and CS after controlling for the influences of demographic variables including age, gender, education and tenure. CA, promotability and CS were also sig...
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Hataya Sibunruang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Sussex),
Patrick Raymund James M. Garcia11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UVM: University of Vermont),
Laramie R. Tolentino6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Monash University)
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Yuhui Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(RUC: Renmin University of China),
Yanjun Guan18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Surrey)
+ 6 AuthorsZheng Fang4
Estimated H-index: 4
(RUC: Renmin University of China)
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Published on Jun 1, 2015in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.05
Andreas Hirschi24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Bern),
Domingo Valero4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Bern)
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Andreas Hirschi24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Bern),
Anne Herrmann9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NU: Northwestern University),
Anita C. Keller7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Bern)
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Brian J. Taber5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Oakland University),
Maureen Blankemeyer9
Estimated H-index: 9
(KSU: Kent State University)
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Marilyn A. Uy12
Estimated H-index: 12
(NTU: Nanyang Technological University),
Kim Yin Chan13
Estimated H-index: 13
(NTU: Nanyang Technological University)
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Estimated H-index: 25
(NTU: Nanyang Technological University)
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Yan Tian1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SDU: Shandong University),
Xiuzhen Fan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SDU: Shandong University)
Abstract The cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the career adaptability and its associated factors among 431 student nurses. Participants completed questionnaires on demographics, career adaptability, adversity quotient, clinical learning environment and social support. Findings revealed that student nurses' adversity quotients, individualized clinical learning environment, and family social support associated positively with their degree of career adaptability, even after multiple adjus...
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Nele De Cuyper36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Coralia Sulea8
Estimated H-index: 8
+ 3 AuthorsHans De Witte1
Estimated H-index: 1
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